Workin’ Mama Curry

Good for Baby, Good for Mama

Workin’ Mama Curry


C = cup
# = pound
T = tablespoon
t = teaspoon


4 servings

  • 2 T coconut oil

  • 1 yellow onion

  • 1 T fresh ginger

  • 4 cloves garlic

  • 1 T tomato paste

  • ½ t ground turmeric

  • 2 t ground cumin

  • 1 t ground coriander

  • 1 # boneless skin-on chicken thighs

  • ½ C pasteurized plain whole milk Greek yogurt

  • kosher salt, for seasoning

  • freshly ground black pepper, for seasoning

  • ¼ C water

  • 1 T fresh cilantro, chopped


  1. In a medium pot over medium-high heat, add 2 tablespoons of coconut oil until shimmering. Finely chop 1 yellow onion, then sauté for 10-15 minutes stirring every few minutes. You want the onion to be golden brown and caramelised but not burnt. 

  2. Thoroughly wash 1 tablespoon of fresh ginger under cool, running, drinkable water. Peel the skin with the back of a spoon, then finely chop. Crush 4 cloves of garlic. Add the ginger and garlic and sauté until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  3. Add 1 tablespoon of tomato paste, ½ teaspoon of ground turmeric, 2 teaspoons of ground cumin, and 1 teaspoon of ground coriander and mix well into a dry paste.

  4. Cut 1 pound of boneless skin-on chicken thighs into 1-inch cubes. Add to pot along with ½ cup of pasteurized plain whole milk Greek yogurt, season with kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper. Sauté for 5 minutes until the meat is sealed and no longer pink on the outside.

  5. Add ¼ cup of water, cover and bring to a boil. Lower heat to a simmer and cook with the lid on for 10 minutes. Remove the lid and cook for another 5 minutes stirring occasionally to thicken the gravy. You can add more water at this point if necessary. Check the seasoning, adding more salt if you like. 

  6. Thoroughly wash 1 tablespoon of fresh cilantro under cool, running, drinkable water. Chop and garnish. Eat up, Mama!

Recipe By

Kanchan Koya
of Spice Spice Baby

Food Photography

Kendra Aronson

Food Styling

Kendra Aronson

Prop Styling

Kendra Aronson

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